Dzialdowo Castle

Dzialdowo, Poland

Teutonic Knights conquered the Dzialdowo region and built a castle in the early 14th century. A wing of the castle still remains. The new settlement near the castle founded by Mikołaj z Karbowa and named Soldov was granted town privileges on 14 August 1344 by the Grand Master Ludolf König. The name Dzialdoff was first written on a 1409 map during the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Poland

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Przemysław Kościołek (2 months ago)
W Działdowie nie ma prawie nic do obejrzenia. Prawie robi dużą różnicę. W tym sennym miasteczku zaskoczyło nas Muzeum Pogranicza, w którym spędziliśmy aż 2 godziny (co na tak małe muzeum jest dla nas super wynikiem). I nie nudziliśmy się ani chwili. Wszystko dzięki świetnie pomyślanym i wykonanym multimedialnym wystawom. Na dłuższą chwilę zajęło nas także muzealne kino z bardzo ciekawymi filmami na temat Krzyżaków i losów tamtejszych ziem. Punktem kulminacyjnym był pojedynek krzyżaka z rycerzem - z rezultatem przeciwnym do tego spod Grunwaldu ? (można przebrać się w stroje z epoki i spróbować walki). A do tego wszystkiego pozytywny brak jakiegokolwiek nadzoru nad zwiedzającymi dawał niesamowite poczucie swobody. To miejsce koniecznie trzeba zobaczyć.
Bartosz Szafran (14 months ago)
A place worth visiting, like a museum, but still so modern. Lots of interactivity, lots of interesting facts, you won't be bored. It is also good for even young children who are more willing to listen and watch something vivid and colorful. Finally, the child can be left in the cage, as if someone had had enough: D
ivanko xxl (2 years ago)
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Piotr Ciecierski (2 years ago)
Pięknie odrestaurowany zamek, wydobyto maksimum możliwości z tego, co pozostało. Same ekspozycje przedstawione są w przejrzysty i oczywiście nowoczesny sposób. Miła atmosfera dopełnia całości. Z pewnością powrócę tam nie raz. Polecam wszystkim ciekawym historii.
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